Funmi Ayeni

Executive Director, Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership
Speaker: Global Clearinghouse Lab, State of the Art: Pro Bono in Sub-Saharan Africa, October 19 Funmi Ayeni has been the Executive Director of the Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership since its inception in November 2012. Her passion for the enhancement of access to justice and the protection of human rights led her to specialise in Public Law and Policy. As a lawyer and public administrator in this field, she has organised several state-wide pro bono programs and worked on a variety of initiatives aimed at understanding and tackling the factors which impede access to justice and the enjoyment of human rights. She is the founder of the Lagos Pro Bono Week. Prior to this position, she was an associate at one of Nigeria's leading law firms, Banwo & Ighodalo. Funmi obtained her LL.B and LL.M. degrees at the University of Warwick and University of California, Berkeley respectively. She has a certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice from the University of California, Berkeley and she is a member of the Nigerian Bar.